Adam McKays 8 Highest-Grossing Films, Ranked

American director, producer and comedian Adam McKay currently has a net worth of $60 million. He was able to write and produce numerous films and television series through his company Gary Sanchez Productions. He rose to fame in the early 2000s when he collaborated with famous comedian Will Ferrell to produce the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Listed below are the top eight highest grossing movies produced and directed by Adam McKay.

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8 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby comes at the eight spot with $148,213,377 domestic gross and $162,870,525 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on August 4, 2006 was produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, The Apatow Company and Mosaic Media Group. The comedy movie which was directed and written by Adam McKay is about the NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby played by Will Ferrell who seems to have it all. He is at the peak of his career and has a wonderful trophy wife. However things turned upside down when the French Formula One champion Jean Girard suddenly entered the scene and took away his fame.

7 The Other Guys

The Other Guys comes at the seventh spot with $119,219,978 domestic gross and $170,936,470 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on August 6, 2010 was produced and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The comedy action movie which was directed, written and produced by Adam McKay is about the desk-bound NYPD detectives Hoitz played by Mark Wahlberg and Gamble played by Will Ferrell who garner no headlines from their day to day work. Hoitz has been wanting to get back on the street while Gamble is contented just pushing papers on the job.

6 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy comes at the sixth spot with $127,413,176 domestic gross and $172,246,223 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on December 18, 2013 was produced and distributed by Apatow Production. The comedy which was directed, written and produced by Adam McKay is about television anchorman Ron Burgundy played by Will Ferrell who welcomed the upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone played by Christina Applegate. Veronica was the only female journalist in the currently male dominated world of broadcasting. As soon as Veronica got the spotlight on the job, Burgundy became jealous which eventually lead to a bitter feud between the two.

5 Daddy’s Home 2

Daddy’s Home 2 comes at the fifth spot with $104,029,443 domestic gross and $175,807,183 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on November 10, 2017 was produced and distributed by Gary Sanchez Productions. The comedy movie which was produced by Adam McKay is about Dusty and Brad who joined forces to make the Christmas a perfect time for their children. The newfound partnership between them has put to test when the macho dad Dusty and gentle dad Brad clashes on their beliefs.

4 The Dictator

The Dictator comes at the fourth spot with $59,650,222 domestic gross and $180,148,897 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on May 16, 2012 was produced and distributed by Four by Two Films. The comedy movie where Adam McKay was an executive producer is about Gen. Aladeen played by Sacha Baron Cohen who ruled the Wadiya, the oil-rich North African country. He was ruling the place since he was six but things turned upside down when he was betrayed by the people surrounding him.

3 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters comes at the third spot with $55,703,475 domestic gross and $214,949,716 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on January 25, 2013 was produced and distributed by Gary Sanchez Productions. The action movie which was produced by Adam McKay is about Hansel played by Jeremy Renner and Gretel played by Gemma Arterton who defeated the evil witch. The wicked witch was supposed to have them for dinner but they were able to prevent it when they defeated her.

2 Daddy’s Home

Daddy’s Home comes at the second spot with $150,357,137 domestic gross and $241,504,989 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on December 25, 2015 was produced and distributed by Red Granite Pictures. The comedy movie produced by Adam McKay is about the mild-mannered stepfather played by Will Ferrell who wanted the attention of the children of his wife played by Linda Cardellini. However he cannot get it just like he wants because their biological father played by Mark Wahlberg suddenly returned.

1 Ant-Man

Ant-Man comes at the first spot with $180,202,163 domestic gross and $518,858,449 worldwide box office. The movie which was released on July 17, 2015 was produced and distributed by Marvel Studios. The action adventure movie produced by Adam McKay is about the former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym played by Michael Douglas who was forced out of his own company. He then recruited one of his talents, Scott Lang who was played by Paul Rudd, who was a master thief at the time. He trained Lang to become Ant-Man.

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